17th Annual Smithsonian Magazine Photo Contest Natural World
Cuteness Overload

In a week long Red panda expedition in Nepal this was my best moment . As the panda descended down i was hoping it gives a eye contact with me and to my luck everything fell in place and i was at right position at right time to execute this beautiful portrait of Red panda . Nature is truly wonderful and we need to conserve these endangered species from extinction. I hope those innocent eyes speak volumes about leaving them as they are in the eastern Himalayas.

Photo Detail
Date Taken: 10.2018
Date Uploaded: 04.2019
Photo Location: Singalila, India
Copyright: © sambath elaiaraja subbaiah